Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise “most of the minority”. We’re not totally sure that’s a term, but it’s an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.
Asians are a “minority of the minority”, generally.
But not everywhere.
There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Georgia is 371,852 – at 3.7% of the total population of Georgia.
And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.
So, what how does the Asian population stratify across Georgia? Which cities and towns in Georgia have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest Asian population in 2018:
- Morrow (Photos | Jobs)
- Duluth (Photos | Jobs)
- Johns Creek (Photos | Jobs)
- Clarkston (Photos | Jobs)
- Lilburn (Photos | Jobs)
- Suwanee (Photos | Jobs)
- Alpharetta (Photos | Jobs)
- Dunwoody (Photos | Jobs)
- Doraville (Photos | Jobs)
- Stockbridge (Photos | Jobs)
Which city in Georgia had the largest Asian population?
Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Georgia for 2018. 33.1% of Morrow identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Georgia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Georgia With The Largest Asian Population For 2018
We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Georgia.
That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.
Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:
- Hispanic or Latino
- White alone*
- Black or African American alone*
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
- Asian alone*
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
- Some other race alone*
- Two or more races*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 120 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 33.1% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Morrow took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Hapeville was the least Asian city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
Population: 7,069% Asian: 33.1%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,340
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.04%
More on Morrow: Write A Review | Data | JobsMorrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.
Population: 28,681% Asian: 25.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,420
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.85%
More on Duluth: Write A Review | Data | JobsDuluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Duluth had a population of 26,600, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 29,331 as of 2016.
3. Johns Creek
Population: 82,930% Asian: 25.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 21,062
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.9%
More on Johns Creek: Write A Review | Data | JobsJohns Creek is a city located in Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In 2017 Johns Creek ranked third on the USA TODAY list of “50 best cities to live in.”
Population: 18,001% Asian: 17.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,082
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.64%
More on Suwanee: Write A Review | Data | JobsSuwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.
Population: 63,013% Asian: 16.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,220
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.31%
More on Alpharetta: Write A Review | Data | JobsAlpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta’s population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038.
Population: 48,128% Asian: 14.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,157
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.58%
More on Dunwoody: Write A Review | Data | JobsDunwoody is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody was incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. As of 2015, the city has a population of 48,733, up from 46,267 in the 2010 Census.
Population: 10,348% Asian: 12.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,336
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.61%
More on Doraville: Write A Review | Data | JobsDoraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The municipality is northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.
Population: 27,692% Asian: 10.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,007
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.24%
More on Stockbridge: Write A Review | Data | JobsStockbridge is a city in Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 25,637, up from 9,853 in 2000.
There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Georgia
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Georgia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Georgia:
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